Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada,
or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME)
articles in this issue of JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax
it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation
Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME for physicians. The
AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME
credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA).
Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually
spent in this educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico,
or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other
countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate
in this CME activity. However, the PRA is available only to physicians licensed
in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated
for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation
Form must be submitted within 1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding
1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then
your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our
readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve
this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to
JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose
is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public
health. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by THE
JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with
information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To accommodate
the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, the Reader's Choice
CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational
needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the following educational
objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new
medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians,
(2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think
carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
US College Students' Use of Tobacco Products: Results
of a National SurveyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that experimentation
with tobacco is common among college students.
Smoking vs Other Risk Factors as the Cause of Smoking-Attributable
Educational Objective: To understand that smoking
causes about 400,000 deaths per year in the United States.
Smoking Cessation and Risk of Age-Related Cataract
Educational Objective: To learn that smoking-related
damage to the lens may be dose-dependent.
Association Between Household and Workplace Smoking
Restrictions and Adolescent SmokingArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that smoking
restrictions in homes and workplaces may help prevent adolescent smoking.
Changes in Youth Cigarette Use and Intentions Following
Implementation of a Tobacco Control ProgramArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a comprehensive,
youth-led program may reduce tobacco use among middle school and high school
Factors Associated With Tobacco Sales to Minors: Lessons
Learned From the FDA Compliance ChecksArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that certain
characteristics of the buyer, seller, and transaction may be associated with
illegal sales of tobacco to minors.
Health Risks Associated With Cigar SmokingArticle
Educational Objective: To review the health
hazards of cigar smoking.
A 36-Year-Old Woman Who Smokes CigarettesArticle
Educational Objective: To review the effectiveness
of smoking cessation initiatives.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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